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A New Luxury Resort Is Coming to Jamaica

 A major new luxury all-inclusive resort is coming to Jamaica this year. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ newest property on the island, Royalton Blue Waters, is slated to debut on the shores of White Bay near Montego Bay in November. The 228-room …

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Jamaica Looks to Reform Real Estate Sector

 The government of Jamaica is leading a push to reform the institutional structures relating to housing and to implement upgraded legislation for the operation and development of the real estate sector. During his keynote presentation at the Jamaica Mortgage Bank’s …

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Jamaica Hotel Association Names New President

 Jamaica’s top hotel association has a new president. The Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association has named Omar Robinson its newest president. Robinson was elected by members of the association following the group’s 55th Annual General Meeting at the Sandals Ochi …

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 AS I listened to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s recent review of the Jamaican economy, I thought to myself that we have become a nation that is too used to mediocrity. The PIOJ estimated that the Jamaican economy grew by 0.9 …

 Will Jamaica soon to be home to ultra-fast Internet? That’s the plan by Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies, which recently tested a new technology known as XG-PON on their new fiber network which delivers speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. XG-PON, …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s government has placed growth at the front of its priorities. Since political independence, in 1962, we have only seen growth of any significance in the period 1962 to 1972, and then about three years in …

 Will Jamaica become Silicon Beach? That’s the plan by the country’s government, which is creating a new “Technology Innovation Fund.” According to Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, the plan is to make Jamaica the Caribbean’s leading …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last year I had set a goal to ride 7,500 miles on the bicycle, which I achieved. Discussing it with another cyclist, I was asked if that was my ultimate objective and if I would be …

 It’s one of the most legendary restaurants in the Caribbean: the historic Sugar Mill at Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort. And now it’s back, after closing for a long-term renovation. “The Sugar Mill Restaurant is a well-known and favoured fine dining …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor As Jamaica pursues our eternal search for economic development, one focus has been on the need for us to purchase local goods and services in preference to imports. The reasoning behind this seems logical, as it should …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are many reasons to take your time and go slowly when you visit Grand Cayman – a frosty Mudslide at Rum Point and the warm sands of Seven-Mile Beach among them. And now there’s …

 One of Jamaica’s top hotels has been busy making changes of late. The Ocho Rios-based Jamaica Inn has unveiled a series of upgrades and renovations to the property. They include renovations at the hotel’s Cottage 6, along with a new …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor #StayInLine As the day wore on almost into afternoon, complaints about tardy election workers and polling stations started to be heard across traditional media. CVMTV and Nationwide Radio, national free-to-air TV and radio, respectively, both …

 It’s “one step removed from sleeping under the stars.” That’s what Jamaican hotel Goldeneye says of its new “beach huts,” wooden beach bungalows right on the sand. The huts are the brainchild of Goldeneye founder Chris Blackwell, who had previously …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his new …

 It’s calm, it’s clear, it’s perfect. The waters of Montego Bay in Jamaica are simply lovely, particularly at the Half Moon resort, home to one of the nicest little stretches of beach on the whole islad. Here’s what it’s like:

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The Jamaica Labour Party’s slogan, “Poverty to Prosperity”, was very catchy and seemed to have been embraced by enough people for them to win the elections. Now that the election is over, we certainly as a …

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 Jamaica has a new Tourism Minister, but he’s no stranger to the role. Former Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett is returning as the country’s new Tourism Minister, having served as Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism from 2007 to 2011 in the previous …